Andy Mast: The Drawing Dream

WHEN HUMANS EXPERIENCE trauma, a natural response is to avoid the source of it. But, perhaps, if you are an extraordinary individual, you might embrace the trauma for the lessons and silver linings that it can teach. One cold winter morning in the still-darkness of rural Illinois, then 17 year-old artist, Andy Mast, son of …

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About the Cover Artist: Kurt Snyder

Kurt Snyder is a designer, illustrator and Salida, Colorado, native. After earning an art degree from Colorado State University – Pueblo in 2005, he opened his own design business – Drawn Wild Design. Kurt’s detail-rich illustration work portrays a playfully-stylized perspective of the natural world.When Kurt isn’t drawing, the part-time luthier can be found in …

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About the Cover Artist: Jessica Vogel

Jessica Vogel began her love affair with compelling images as a commercial photographer. It all began at the University of Florida’s Photojournalism School. Later, while interning with a noted Texas photographer, she improved on the technique of making Polaroid transfers, separating the color layers in the film and putting them back together to create images that resemble paintings. When Kodak went out of business and Polaroid film was no longer available, she returned to the 35mm camera and her paints and brushes. For several years after getting married, she operated as Jess Vogel Photography, her work appearing in such publications as Outside Magazine, Skiing, Transworld Snowboarding and Surfer Magazine.

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About the Cover Artist: Padgett McFeely

After earning a BA in Psychology at UC Irvine, I began studying photography. Immediately enthralled by the ‘wet’ darkroom process, I started working extensively with the black and white medium. My first teacher was Barbara Kasten. The first lecture I ever attended was given by Ansel Adams. I was hooked! Photography quickly became my way …

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About the Cover Photographer – Jeff Michalek

Photography is the first true mode of time travel. In my process, I search for dimension in blurring the lines between the decades and allowing a story to emerge as reflected in the mindset of the viewer. I employ the earliest methods of photography, because they themselves are a trip back in time and require …

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About the Cover Artist: Tim Brown

Since 1982 Tim Brown has been traveling the globe experiencing and photographing the people and places of various locations. His passion for adventure, humankind and good lighting has led him to embark on over 50 trips to Central and South America, Southeast Asia and Indonesia, as well as numerous travels throughout the United States and …

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About the Cover Artist – Sherrie York

Thirty-something years ago I took a printmaking survey course that allowed students to study two of three techniques: relief, intaglio and silkscreen. I chose to learn intaglio and silkscreen because “Everyone knows how to do relief prints. They’re like rubber stamps, right?” I loved etching, but without access to an intaglio press my printmaking practice …

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About the Cover Artist: Gloria Jean Countryman

I have to confess that one of my favorite parts of putting out this magazine is coming up with the monthly cover art. As the first impression, I always try to find cover art that is eye-catching and unpredictable.

This issue has several articles about ranches and ranching, so I began to mentally visualize what would might work well on the cover – a winter ranch scene, somewhere in the mountains, preferably at twilight.

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